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Vitamins and Minerals
Important Nutrients to Consider
Vitamins and minerals are as vital to the survival of pets as they are to humans. Among other things, vitamins and minerals help the body convert food into energy. They are sometimes called micronutrients, because they are only needed in minute amounts - in contrast to macronutrients such as proteins, fats, and corbohydrates, for example. However, the term "micro" in no way implies a lack of importance for the role vitamins and minerals play in maintaining health.

Vitamins and minerals compliment each other - never working in isolation - and so it is important to get these nutrients through as natural a diet as possible, while they are still intact.

Considering the overburdening chemicals found both within many foods and throughout the environment these days, supplementing your pets' natural diets with vitamins and minerals is a wise way of ensuring optimum health. Note that holistic doctors often recommend complex vitamins and mineral supplements, rather than synthetic sources that typically contain only fractions of the entire complexes.

Every animal is unique and has different nutritional needs. If you are considering supplementing your pets' diet with synthetic vitamins and minerals, please consult a holistic vet who is knowledgeable about nutrition. Synthetic supplements are concentrated forms of specific nutrients, making it possible for you to over-supplement your pets inadvertantly. An excessive amount of mineral supplementation can cause toxicity in pets - too much of even a good thing can be counter-productive.

The following overviews describe key features of many different vitamins and minerals. You will learn how nutrients work together (no nutrients function by themselves in nature), and why eating wholesome foods with balanced nutrition is important for maintaining your pets' health.

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Special Note: Although every effort has been made to present healthy products and useful information to support your pets' health, the products and information contained within this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The contents of this site are not meant as a substitute for consultation with a trained veterinarian. If you are concerned about the health of your pets, you should ask your veterinarian for proper guidance suited to the specific condition of your pets. The owners of this website accept no liability for any consequences resulting from the use of products and/or information provided through this site. Please use your discretion when attending to your pets' health.
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